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[Home Movies: Key System, ca. 1959] (1959 ca.)

something has gone horribly wrong 8-p
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VS trains on Key System viaduct around Transbay Terminal area
F train along right-of-way in East Bay
Scenes of Bay Area Electric Railroad Association Special (older yellow car) on East Bay streets
North Berkeley tunnel (Shattuck-Solano)
downtown Berkeley

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Audio/Visual: silent, color

Creative Commons license: Public Domain Mark 1.0

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Reviewer: Spuzz - 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars - December 7, 2014
Subject: Go go go go!
This was a better collection of "Busses in Action" where this time the busses and trolleys are going around the (way) byways of SF. The scenery around the trolleys are what caught my eye. Through back ways and not through the city apparently! The tracks didnt look all that kempt. Plus lack of traffic right of ways got amusing at times.
Reviewer: tribtower - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - July 31, 2013
Subject: Berkeley/Oakland circa 1955E. Bay Terminal that's what it was called at that time
Shot of Solano/Alameda tunnel F train emerging
NOW car tunnel. Shattuck Avenue DOWNTOWN Berkeley
Hotel Shattuck seen in background. Either last streetcar run or historic run on Claremont Ave
around Russell St Berkeley. This would have been the E Claremont Key train Line. Also noted 40th St. and Piedmont Ave (Longs Drugs in the background). This was the C Piedmont Key Train line. Looking at the cars in this film the newest
I could spot was a 55 Chevy. All the taxis were of early 50's vintage mostly Plymouths in those days. I would date the film as shot in 1955-56 not
late 50's. There were some Key System MACK buses
that were'nt in service in the late 50's.

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